From Our Editors
Whether in New York or New Jersey, it's easy to find Cafe 22 thanks to its red and white awning and the aroma of authentic soul food emanating from its kitchen. The chefs prepare a truly extensive menu of breakfast eats, sandwiches, burgers, and southern entrees, sometimes blending those into single dishes. They top buttermilk waffles with jumbo fried shrimp or pile barbecued fish alongside creamy mac and cheese. They pair these Southern delicacies with all the expected sides, such as candied yams, collard greens, and six types of grits.